Meaning and name origin
Robert \r(o)-be-rt\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAH-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Robert is "bright fame". A favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages. Especially favored by the Scots due to 14th-century King Robert the Bruce and to poet Robert Burns. Name of an 11th-century Duke of Normandy who was also a Crusader. Roberto is a Latin form of the name. Senator Robert Kennedy; poet Robert Burns; actors Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Rob Schneider; author Robert Lawson; General Robert E. Lee; author Robert Ludlum; baseball players Roberto Alomar, Roberto Clemente.
Robert has 30 variant forms: Bert▼, Bertie▼, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Roberto▲, Robertson, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.
Robert is a very popular first name for males (#3 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2533 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Robert for boys. Robert reached its highest rank of #1 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Robert and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Robert (#61), Roberto (#343), Bruce (#401), Bo (#638), Bobby (#752), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Rob, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bert and Robb. (2014 statistics).